Introduction

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Safety is no accident. Every workere has the right to a safe working environment. Every worker has the right to be properly trained. Every worker has the right to refuse unsafe work. It is everyone’s responsibility to assure that any work undertaken meets minimum safety requirements. There is no work that is worth risking life and limb.

Safety can be achieved through a systamatic approach to evaluating risks and seeking solutions to eliminating them. This begins with all members of an organization that wish to create a safe and productive work environment.

Although it may seem that increasing safety on the job will cost more, in the long run it is financially worse if someone becomes injured or killed, especially if there are legal reprocusions, which many times there are. All employers, managers, etc., are responsible for what happens to their workers.

This manual is intended to offer information on how to improve Health & Safety (H&S). It is important to understant however, that every job is different, and modifications may be needed. It is also important to seek professional advice on the work site, e.g. an engineer, on how to make the environment safer.

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